Here are today’s leading news stories:
— Lao Vice President Bounthong Chitmany met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on Monday as part of his ongoing visit to Vietnam.
— The Ministry of Health documented 840 COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the national tally to 10,761,435, with 9,818,357 recoveries and 43,091 fatalities.
— The driver of a sleeper bus was killed and 19 passengers injured after the vehicle rear-ended a tanker truck on National Highway No. 1 in north-central Nghe An Province early on Tuesday morning.
— Four workers were killed and another hospitalized after a gas leakage occurred at the factory of Miwon Vietnam Company in northern Phu Tho Province on Monday evening.
— The People’s Court in central Quang Nam Province on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old man to death for murder as he had thrown his five-year-old daughter into the river in February.
— National carrier Vietnam Airlines and competent authorities have launched an investigation after the photo of a passenger cutting fruits with a knife aboard a plane was shared on social media.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has submitted to the municipal administration a plan to establish pedestrian streets along 22 routes in the city’s downtown area during the 2022-25 period.
— Residents in northern Quang Ninh on Monday discovered the corpse of a whale weighing about 10 metric tons that had washed up ashore at a local mangrove forest.
— Vietnam’s gold prices saw a historic one-day fall on Monday, going down by VND4 million (US$170) a tael, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— All four members of the Vietnamese team that competed at the International Chemistry Olympiad 2022 won gold medals, the Ministry of Education and Training announced on Monday.